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Michael L. "Mike" Gaskin/Gaskins
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1818
Flat Rock
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1890
Pickens County
Alabama, USA

Michael L. (Mike) Gaskin b. Aug. 4, 1818. d. July 25, 1890. m. Mary Noland. They are buried in Bethany Cemetery in Pickens County, AL. They had no children, but Mike had a number of children by a slave girl.

Michael was known to have accumulated money and valuables during his lifetime. He became sick and fearing death, he hid his money afraid his relatives would steal it. On his deathbed his relatives begged him to tell them where he had buried his money. He refused because if he recovered, he would have lost his money to his relatives. As he continued to get worse, he finally gave them a clue, "the money is buried two rail lengths from the bar (meaning gap)". No one ever claimed to have found the money but for many years after his death people continued to search for it. (The story of Uncle Mike was told to me many times by my Dad.) Mike Gaskin served in 42nd Ala Regiment. The company was also known as "Lane Guards" in honor of General Joseph Lane, a strong friend of the south.

Family links: 
  John Gaskin/Gaskins (1789 - 1855)
  Elizabeth Shackelton Gaskin/Gaskins (1794 - 1852)
  Michael L. Gaskin/Gaskins (1818 - 1890)
  Tamzy Caroline Gaskin/Gaskins Peach (1820 - 1896)*
  Mary A Gaskins Stone (1832 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethanytown Cemetery
Pickens County
Alabama, USA
Created by: C. LATTA
Record added: Nov 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80227949


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